Dugu Bai’s plan was to head to the wedding venue disguised as ‘Doudou’ on a golden palanquin together with his brothers and sisters.
“Teacher, just wait for me.” Dugu Bai clenched his fists.
He was looking forward to it.
When Teacher lifts the red veil and finds out that it isn’t ‘Doudou’ who’s marrying her, I wonder what expression is going to appear on her face…
The more Dugu Bai thought about it, the more beautiful the scene that appeared in his mind. He started laughing like a lunatic.
Meanwhile, the wedding team over at Song Shuhang and the others’ side was gradually being led away by the dragon and lion dance team.
Zhou Li pinched his chin, and wondered, “Why does it seem like there’s something wrong with this route?”
Song Shuhang asked, “Senior Brother Zhou Li, do you know where the wedding is going to be held?”
Zhou Li replied, “Reasonably speaking, it should be held at the headquarters of the ‘Dog Sky Battalion’. Although I’m not exactly sure of where it is, True Monarch Yellow Mountain mentioned that it was a very cold place. However, we seem to be moving towards a warmer location, don’t we?”
Song Shuhang said, “Perhaps the other party moved the location to a warmer location on purpose? How about you give Senior Yellow Mountain a call?”
Zhou Li said, “It would indeed be better for me to ask him.”
With that, he pulled out his phone and dialed True Monarch Yellow Mountain’s number.
The call quickly connected.
Zhou Li asked, “True Monarch, where is Doudou’s wedding going to be held? Isn’t it at the Dog Sky Battalion?”
True Monarch Yellow Mountain replied, “The plan has changed. Is there a dragon and lion dance team with you? One with a true dragon and real lions?”
Zhou Li said, “Yes, there is.”
True Monarch Yellow Mountain said, “Then there shouldn’t be a problem. Just follow that team and let me know when you get to your destination.”
“Alright,” Zhou Li said.
After saying that, he hung up the call.
Song Shuhang asked, “Did Senior Yellow Mountain say that there was no problem?”
Zhou Li nodded, but he went back to frowning. He still felt that something was wrong.
For example, True Monarch Yellow Mountain sounded a bit weird.
Anyway, while they were talking, the greeting team slowly descended.
They landed in a vast grassland.
In the grassland, there were countless galloping horses.
There were many kinds of horses, including spirit horses, horses with a monster beast bloodline, and horses that had achieved some level of cultivation. There were even ordinary horses.
These horses were running freely on the grassland; it was their paradise.
At the place where Doudou’s golden palanquin landed, there were two rows of white ponies lined up. They seemed to be there to escort the bride.
Zhou Li said, “This isn’t right, the Dog Sky Battalion is a sect of dog practitioners. Why are we in a grassland filled with horses?”
While he said that, the pleasant sound of horseshoes clopping could be heard coming from the distance.
A black-colored horse flew by. When it reached the front of the team, it stood up and transformed into a middle-aged man in white clothes.
The middle-aged man in white asked, “Everyone has worked hard, where is my bride?”
Song Shuhang: “…”
It was the stallion spirit.
Yup, it was that black horse spirit. After occupying the grassland, he drove away all the male horses, leaving only spirit beast mares, monster beast mares, and ordinary mares. He made himself a large harem of horses.
This guy wants to marry Doudou?
What in the world is happening here?
What about Fairy Fleeting Life?
Besides… Has the taste of this stallion spirit finally transcended the boundary of species? Could he now also be interested in dogs?
The stallion spirit raised its head and saw Song Shuhang.
As soon as he saw him, he was dumbfounded.
The stallion spirit asked, “Senior Tyrannical Song, why are you here?”
Song Shuhang raised his head, and said, “That’s what I was going to ask you. How did you become Doudou’s groom? Do horses no longer satisfy your desires? Have you finally opened yourself to other species?”
“What? Senior Song, there seems to be a misunderstanding. I was going to marry my new wife, the daughter of Fellow Daoist Horse King next door. She’s a cute white female horse.” The stallion spirit looked puzzled.
Song Shuhang: “…”
Stallion Spirit: “…”
Zhou Li: “…”
Damn, there has to be something wrong here.
Zhou Li looked at the dragon and lion dance team, and angrily said, “What’s the matter with you guys? Why did you bring us here?”
The girl who was holding the dragon pearl at the forefront of the ‘dragon dance team’ turned her head and looked at Zhou Li doubtfully. “Senior Zhou Li, didn’t we just bring you to the wedding location as we agreed upon? The location and coordinates are correct. We even signed a contract with Senior Yellow Mountain, and everything is in black and white right here! The money has been paid in advance, and we have also reached the destination agreed upon on the contract. In short… there will be no refund!”
Zhou Li: “?”
Song Shuhang looked at the stallion spirit, and said, “Was your wedding team supposed to look like this?”
Stallion Spirit nodded. “Fellow Daoist Horse King said that he wanted his daughter to have a grand marriage, so he prepared a special dragon and lion dance team to escort his daughter. With that said, I similarly prepared the largest team I could assemble here on the grassland to welcome the bride.”
The dragon and lion dance team didn’t come to the wrong place.
Doudou’s wedding team was merely escorted to the location they had been told.
The stallion spirit made no mistake, either—he only went where he was told.
“Someone is messing with us.” Zhou Li immediately realized.
He pulled out his phone and dialed True Monarch Yellow Mountain’s number again.
However, his phone signal was blocked this time, and he couldn’t contact True Monarch. His phone had undergone magic modifications, and he should have a strong signal nearly anywhere in the universe, so how could there be a problem with reception on Earth?
The stallion spirit also took out his phone and dialed Fellow Daoist Horse King’s number, but his phone similarly did not have a signal.
Zhou Li gritted his teeth, and said, “Let’s go! We have to get back to our original path. There is a problem here.”
The golden palanquin was lifted up again. It then rose to the sky and headed back for its original path.
At this moment, the stallion spirit suddenly shouted, “Senior Tyrannical Song, wait. I want to give you something.”
Song Shuhang responded, “Huh?”
The stallion spirit said, “Thank you for saving me from Immortal Fairy Biexue last time. I have yet to repay you for your help. After I got back, I pondered for a long time, and finally thought of a suitable gift.”
Previously, it had been deceived by a villain, and ended up sneaking into Immortal Fairy Biexue’s kitchen in an attempt to rescue his ‘spirit horse concubine’. As a result, Immortal Fairy Biexue caught him, and he was almost turned into a full horse dish.
Fortunately, Song Shuhang had appeared in time and helped him out by saying a few words. Because of that, Immortal Fairy Biexue had sent someone to investigate the matter and determined that he had really been deceived, so he was released shortly after.
As for which force had deceived the stallion spirit, Immortal Fairy Biexue was still secretly investigating the matter.
Song Shuhang waved his hand, and said, “I didn’t help you. I merely relayed your words to Fairy Biexue at that time. You don’t have to thank me.”
As long as you don’t appear in front of me in the future, I will already be very satisfied.
The black horse spirit shouted, “We members of the ‘All the Monsters of the World Should Unite and Become a Family’ always repay those who grace us with kindness. I have to repay you for your life-saving grace! Senior Tyrannical Song, my gift will definitely be of use to you.”
He waved his hand and threw a parcel over to Song Shuhang.
The stallion spirit continued, “This is a treasure I dug out from the ground after I occupied this grassland. I know that Senior Tyrannical Song is a big figure at the Eighth Stage, so you probably look down on ordinary materials. However, this treasure will surely be to your liking.”
Song Shuhang took the package.
When he opened it, he saw four golden horse hooves. These horse hooves looked really old; they were full of traces of the passage of time. In addition, a Profound Sage-level aura could faintly be felt from them.
“Eighth Stage horse hooves?” Song Shuhang knocked on the four horse hooves.
Senior White’s clone said, “This black horse spirit has good luck. Under this stretch of grassland that it occupies, there should be an Eighth Stage horse’s monster body. This should be one of the parts that were left behind after its death.”
In addition to these four golden horse hooves, the black horse spirit must have found other body parts of the Eighth Stage horse. If those parts were used properly, they could enhance the strength of the black horse spirit.
Song Shuhang said, “Eighth Stage horse hooves… Four of them are just enough for two sets of the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Combined Magical Treasure’s [Thousand Mile Divine Horse’s Shoes]. This truly is quite a coincidence.”
At the side, Zhou Li frowned, and said, “I feel that this is a little bit too coincidental. It’s as if someone specifically left a gift for you.”
Song Shuhang: “?”
Zhou Li side glanced at Senior White’s clone and smiled. “Of course, I might just be thinking too much.”
Senior White’s clone had advertised that Song Shuhang was exchanging for things. Perhaps this advertisement also had an added luck effect?
Senior White’s clone laughed, and said, “I often encounter this kind of thing. For example, every time I lack a material for forging, I simply look around or go to a cultivation market to buy what I want. Most of the time, I can get it pretty quickly. Of course, there are times when the material I require is fairly rare, so it takes me quite a while to find the stall that has what I want.”
Song Shuhang said, “The horse materials I just got are also at the Eighth Stage Realm. I suddenly feel quite nervous.”
His Defiant Whale Warrior’s Glove, Tyrant King Expert’s Shield, as well as the upcoming dog, rabbit, ox, elephant, and horse-type treasures were all made from Eighth Stage materials.
The remaining parts of the Combined Magical Treasure would be a drag if they weren’t all forged with Eighth Stage materials.
However, if he really had to use Eighth Stage materials to forge the rest of the Combined Magical Treasure… Just thinking about it caused his scalp to go numb.
Where in the world am I supposed to get that many Eighth Stage materials?
Would it be possible to get them when I follow Senior White to dig for treasures after Doudou’s wedding?
Inside the Inner World.
Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue was soaked in sweat. She stretched out her hand to wipe the sweat. “Senior Turtle, I’m going to rest for a while. I really do feel exhausted. Can you help me inscribe the formation on the turtle shell? Your turtle shell is the hardest material I have ever worked on.”
The sea turtle proudly said, “Hahaha, that’s a given.”
While it was saying that, a small package fell right beside Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue.
The corners of Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue’s mouth twitched.
She took a deep breath and reached out to open the package.
Inside, there were four dazzling, golden horse hooves.
All of them exuded a faint Profound Sage aura.
Eighth Stage horse hooves!
Fairy Sixth Cultivator of True Virtue gravely said, “Song Shuhang. Do you have a complete set of the 33 kinds of Eighth Stage materials with you? If you do, then take them all out already. I’ve already prepared myself mentally.”